02 May 2013

April Skill Builder BOM Blocks

April's Skill Builder blocks are English Paper Piecing (EPP), what can I say.  I don't mind it, it is just a very slow process.  I have done EPP in the past, I actually have over 300 finished 1-1/2" hexagons.  I put them together and then took them apart as the layout did not appeal to me.  They are now sitting in a box waiting or me to finish them off one day.

The first block Diamond Carat,  this one was really frustrating to me as I was not able to get my edges as crisp as I would like.  I even ripped the stitches out several times, but I finally got it together.  Still not as crisp of lines as I would like, but it is OK. 

The Chev N'  Hex block went much better but instead of hand sewing I just went with the Mono-filament thread option as I just don't have the time for hand sewing right now. I laid my hexes out a bit different then the pattern but I love how it turned out.

Have a great day and thank you for stopping by. 



  1. Hi Abby, thanks for your lovely comments over on my blog. So glad I cam over to yours for a look, your work is stunning!!! Viv